Friday, December 18, 2009

Barnett Orthodontics Selected as a Google "Favorite Place"

Congratulations to Barnett Orthodontics in Akron Ohio for being selected as a "Favorite Place" on Google Maps! Over a three month period from July to September of 2009 Google users found our practice searching for Akron Braces or Invisalign 2151 times! That's an average of 23 searches a day!

Only businesses with high internet traffic can be honored as a "Favorite Place" with Google. According to Google...

"Google identifies the most popular local businesses based on how many Google users looked for more information about a business, looked for driving directions to the business, and more...Over 100,000 businesses were identified as Favorite Places, representing less than 1% of the 28 million U.S. businesses."

A window decal was sent to the businesses that were selected for display with a bar code that cell phones can scan to learn more information. To read more about the bar codes, click here.

Thank you to all those in Akron who found us on GOOGLE and came in to learn more about our practice. If you have considered straightening your teeth, give us a call or find us on the INTERNET today! 330-745-4497

Barnett orthodontics provids braces and Invisalign in Northeast Ohio, Akron, Canton, Fairlawn, Uniontown, Barberton, Norton, Coventry, Manchester, Canal Fulton, Copley, Wadsworth, Montrose, and more!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Candy Cane Contest at Barnett Orthodontics

While we are a dental office (orthodontics to be precise), we can't help but get into the Holiday Season and indulge with a CANDY CANE every now and then...

When scheduling your next appointment at our reception desk, be sure to check out the GIANT bowl of Candy Canes and try to guess the correct amount inside. The person with the correct guess (or the closest guess) will win a $50.00 gift certificate to Summit Mall.

Good luck and Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Halloween 2009 at Barnett Orthodontics

For many years now, Halloween has been a day of FUN at Barnett Orthodontics. If you are one of the 60-70 patients who are “lucky” enough to have an appointment that day, you know it can be a great time at the office! Our patients have grown to appreciate the surprise and excitement of what Theme we chose to dress up as each year. For 2009 we decided upon a Peter Pan theme and our office was undoubtedly a NEVERLAND of fun.

From Tinker Bell, to Peter Pan, to Wendy and John, to Mr. Snee, and The Crocodile, The Indian Princess to Captain Hook and his Pirate Posse, we had quite the crew. As you can see in the pictures, we take Halloween seriously. Dr. Barnett was the one handed HOOK—it can be tough to do orthodontics with only one hand.

Many of our patients came in that day dressed in their costumes. Everyone looked so original and creative. We passed out candy to everyone…It’s not often you will get candy from your orthodontist but as Dr. Barnett says, as long as you brush well, you should be able to eat lots of candy—just take it easy on those braces! We look forward to dressing up again next year. Thanks to everyone who made it a special day!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Facebook Contest Winner-$50 to BestBuy!


Congratulations to Riley, the winner of our recent Facebook Contest. Riley won $50.00 to Best Buy for simply becoming a fan of our practice on Facebook. Thanks to everyone who supports our on-line presence and follows our website, our blog, our facebook and our myspace.

Stay tuned for the next contest and thanks for playing.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Great Team Member Leaves For Another Career

We regularly hear that patients at our practice appreciate the familiar and friendly faces of our Team Members at Barnett Orthodontics. It's easy to form a friendship with our Team when patients visit us every 4-6 weeks during a 2 year experience with Braces or Invisalign. Even beyond their time in braces, as patients return for a retainer check, they usually can count on that familiar face to be present in our office.

We are proud of the fact that some of our employees have been with us for over 20 years. There is very little employee turnover, as most people we hire truly enjoy the work they do, the patients they work with and company of their coworkers. When we do lose a Team Member, it is us ally for the right reasons...a baby is born, a relocation to another city, or a dream of a different career path.

Recently, one of our great Team Members had her last day in dentistry/orthodontics. Erin, who had been with us since 2003 has been offered an amazing opportunity to continue her work with children but in the field of education. We are thrilled for Erin and we will miss seeing her on a daily basis. I'm sure many of our patients feel the same way.

We wish you all the luck, Erin! We'll look for you at the local Starbucks in and around Akron, Ohio!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Ask your Akron Area Orthodontist: Do Celebrities Wear Braces? Am I too old for Braces?

Tom Cruise

The secret behind many smiles in Hollywood started with braces. Some had braces at an early age while others sported their braces on the red carpet or while in the limelight. Whether you're in your teens, or beyond, it is not too late to think about straight teeth, at any age. Barnett Orthodontics should be your choice to find your own celebrity smile in the Akron area!

Lyndsy Fonseca from Desperate Housewives.

NBA's Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic

Sean-a-Paul sports a different kind of bling...

Danny Glover from Lethal Weapon

Love Actually star Thomas Sangster

Dakota Fanning

Here's a list of some of more famous people who have had braces: Cameron Diaz, Alyssa Milano, Angie Harmon, Tom Cruise, Carol Burnett, Anna Kournikova, Brett Favre, Brittney Spears, Barbara Walters, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ashley Judd, Christina Applegate, Clare Daines, Cindy Crawford, Daisy Fuentes, Dakota Fanning, Danny Glover, Diana Ross, Gwen Stefani, Heather Locklear, Jody Foster, Kelly Clarkson, Lee Ann Womack, Lil' Bow Wow, Linda Evans, Marquis Daniels, Martina Hingis, Mary Stuart Masterson, Nicholas Cage, Melissa Gilbert, Monica Seles, Oprah, Pink, Sean Paul, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Terrell Davis, Tyra Banks, Warren Beatty, Tia and Tamara Mowry.

Contact us to discover how braces or Invisalign can improve your smile! 330-745-4497.

Serving Akron, Canton, Norton, Barberton, Green, Uniontown, Coventry, Canal Fulton, Manchester, Copley, Fairlawn, and more!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Facebook Contest

For many years now, our practice has been committed to having a strong online presence with a wealth of information for current and prospective patients. From an information packed website, to this blog, to videos and pictures online, to myspace and facebook, various information can be found about our practice, braces, orthodontics and invisalign in Akron Ohio.

Our newest contest involves our facebook page and asks patients to become a "fan" of our practice. If you use facebook, please consider visiting our page and showing your support for our practice. A winner will be drawn from the "fans" at the end of the contest and will win a gift certificate to Best Buy!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Mad-Libs Contest at Barnett Orthodontics


Besides getting a great smile at Barnett Orthodontics, throughout the year we have fun and creative contests with great prizes for our patients. The most recent contest involved a "Mad-lib" where our patients filled in the blanks to a story we created. We based the story on an appointment at the orthodontic office and told them to put in a noun, a verb or an adjective in certain blanks.

We were amazed and entertained by the hundreds of entries. It was difficult to pick the three winners but a few stories stood out from the rest. We've highlighted the winners below with first place going to Katelynn, second palce going to Matt and third place going to Mitch. Thanks to everyone who entered and stay tuned for the next contest.


Katelynn won $50.00 to Barnes and Noble Bookstores


Matt won $20.00 to Barnes and Noble Bookstore


Mitch won a $10.00 gift certificate to the movies

Come see how much fun we have at Barnett Orthodontics. Visit our website for more information or call for an appointment today! 330-745-4497

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The passing of a mentor and orthodontic legend--Dr. Gianelly

Dr. Anthony A. Gianelly, Chair ad interim of the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, passed away Thursday, May 28. He was 72. "Dr. G" helped to shape hundreds of orthodontists nationwide into motivated, driven, exceptional practitioners. He was known worldwide as a leader, innovator, lecturer and teacher. I had the honor of learning from him on a daily basis during my residency.

Dr. G had a tremendous impact on me and the way I practice orthodontics. He instilled in me the value of evidence based decisions. He was never swayed by the popular fads and while he had an open mind for future developments in the field, he wanted proof that something worked before he would support it.

I feel extremely lucky to have had him as a mentor and I extend my sympathy and support to his family. I am a better orthodontist because of Dr. G.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Toothpaste--a great way to remove Easter Egg Dye!

Like in most homes, dyeing Easter eggs is an annual tradition at the Barnett Household. With a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old it appears that it's just as much fun to dye their hands as it is the eggs. In literally minutes, Annie, our 1-year-old had GREEN hands reminiscent of the "Incredible Hulk".
Regular soap and water proved powerless against the staining. With Easter less than 24 hours away, we needed some quick and potent cleaning power. After a Google search, we learned that toothpaste was great for removing dye stains. Who knew?!? It worked like a charm. I grow to love dentistry more and more ever day...

Friday, April 3, 2009

A Patient at Akron's Barnett Orthodontics on the news!

This week on NBC's WKYC-TV Channel 3 news, a story highlighted the struggles of one Akron family's battle with an insurance company from a school sports accident.

Alex Berry, a patient at Barnett Orthodontics has been fighting with the school insurance company for over a year. He was injured playing baseball and lost five front teeth, including all four on his bottom jaw. We have written two letters on his behalf requesting the insurance company approve his case, and finally, via the determination and drive of his mother's efforts, it seems the orthodontic treatment has been granted. We couldn't be happier for Alex. He still has a long road ahead--2 years in braces, dental implants, and crowns, but the financial burden, has at least been significantly lessened. Keep up the good fight Berry Family. We look forward to doing our part to help in restoring Alex's smile to how it was before this terrible school sports accident.

Barnett Orthodontics provides braces and invisalign for children and adults. We serve the greater Akron area including Barberton, Norton, Clinton, Coventry, Manchester, Green, Uniontown, Wadsworth, Canal Fulton, Copley and More. Call today for a no fee consultation--330.745.4497

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Appointment E-mail Reminders

We've just implemented a great new program at our office. We now have the capabilities to email our patients a few days before a scheduled appointment to remind them of the day and time. With the hectic lifestyles many of us keep, this is simply another convenient way to keep track of your schedule. You will still receive a paper appointment slip when you schedule your appointments 4-6 weeks in advance, but the e-mail provides an additional means of reminding families a few days before the appointment.

We will not distribute your email to anyone else, so rest assured, it will be kept strictly confidential. At your next appointment, please take a minute to provide one of our team members with your email address and take advantage of this great high-tech program.

E-mail us today to learn more about orthodontics, braces and Invisalign in the Akron Ohio area.